4.6 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recalled

February 14, 2015

Kidde, the world’s largest manufacturer of fire safety equipment, has recalled 4.6 million fire extinguishers sold in the U.S. due to a defective valve component.  The recalled extinguishers may not fully discharge when used, a defect which can cause serious injuries in a fire emergency.  Alarmingly, this recall comes in the midst of the peak home fire season.

The recalled extinguishers are red, white, or silver and are marked with either an ABC or BC rating.  Manufactured between July 23, 2013 and October 15, 2014, the defective extinguishers are marked with one of the following model numbers:

10BC                   1A 10BC             1A 10BCW          2A10BC          5BC              5BCW

FA10G                 FA110                  FA5B                      FC10                 FC110         FC5

FH/ RESSP         FX10                     FX10BC                FX10K             FX210         FX210R

FX210W              FX340GW         FX340SC             FX5II               KFH Twin   M110 Twin

M5 Twin              Mariner 10        Mariner 110       Mariner 5     Mariner 5 G     RESSP


Thus far, there have been 11 reports of extinguisher malfunctions.  The defective products were sold numerous national retailers, including Home Depot, Walmart, and Menards.  Individuals who have purchased the defective models listed above should contact retailers or the manufacturer for a replacement.

If you or a loved one suffered in a home fire as a result of a defective fire extinguisher, contact the Cleveland, Ohio personal injury lawyers at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA for a free consultation.  With decades of experience helping both house fire and product liability victims, our attorneys will work diligently to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

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